Clinicians

Life takes a village – and we want to be a part of yours!

Bethany Wilson

BETHANY (MA, LPC, BCN, NCC)

About Me: I may not be a native, but I do love Colorado. I grew up close to St. Louis, Missouri and just in case you were wondering, yes, yes we are the Stanley Cup Champs. But Denver has become home. I love that I have the beauty and adventure of the mountains on one side and the fun of the city on the other. On my days off, you’ll probably find me in the mountains, in the kitchen, or on the sofa binge watching Netflix…and more specifically, probably watching The Office…again.

My Philosophy: It’s so hard to struggle. Sometimes the struggle has words, sometimes it shows up in behaviors, and sometimes it’s just this gut level feeling that says, “something’s wrong”. I have a soft spot for people with early life trauma. The fact is, those experiences can affect us and our relationships for the rest of our lives, but seeing people heal and connect, no matter their age, is my absolute favorite. Your life, your challenges, your fears make sense. You make sense. That includes the kid throwing a tantrum to end all tantrums, the teen who wants nothing to do with his or her parents, and the person struggling with a lifetime of worry, fear, or sadness. There are times when “doing the best we can” may not look like much from the outside, but we’re giving it everything we’ve got on the inside. Healing is possible. The past doesn’t have power over our future. We do.

My approach to counseling emphasizes two things: relationships and the brain. Mental health professionals have known for a long time that the relationship an individual has with his or her counselor is the greatest predictor of success. I want to understand someone in the context of his or her story. Your story matters–even the messy parts. Secondly, I want to use brain-based interventions. Everything we do has a reason. From having snacks, doing cartwheels, processing trauma through EMDR, to “parts work”, or neurofeedback–there’s a brain reason for it.

Professionally:  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and am Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN).  I hold a Master of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Missouri–Columbia. I am Phase 1 certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and have a variety of experience and/or training in early childhood development, Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment, Motivational Interviewing (MI), experiential therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

The Neurosequential Network acknowledges that Bethany Wilson has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level.

Bethany Wilson is board certified in Neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.

Michele Flynn

MICHELE (MA, LPC, BCN, NCC)

About me: I am a California native who came to Colorado for grad school, and fell in love with this state so much I have decided to stay forever.  While there may not be any {real} beaches close by, I sure do love the rockies and 14er challenges. I am a dog mom, with some pretty gnarly dad jokes, if I do say so myself.  And starting in October – you will likely find me watching some hockey here or there- I was born and raised to bleed teal {Go Sharks!} and love most sports – even if I don’t fully understand all of them. I love to travel and learn about other cultures and environments. And I’m always down for some time in the mountains or a good ole’ fashioned game night.

My Philosophy: It’s hard watching your child struggle, especially when you don’t know how to help. It can make your world feel like it’s falling apart. Like you’re wading in the water trying to keep your head afloat. That’s why I’m here. I’m here to make the difficult days a little less difficult. To help understand and gain some insight into what’s going on. To walk alongside with you and your child toward healing through counseling, therapeutic play techniques, and neurofeedback to help find their voice, identify and process BIG emotions, and move forward by growing and learning together through relationship.

We cannot change our past choices AND we have the ability to change how we learn and react next time. Life is all about constant learning- from our past, present, and future selves.  Each piece is important. Will it be perfect? No way. Can we learn from it? Absolutely. That is what life is all about- moving forward and learning together in relation to one another.

I utilize research and brain-based interventions while working with kiddos and their families emphasizing their strengths and relationships to overcome difficult seasons, barriers, life circumstances, BIG emotions, and diagnoses (anxiety, depression, ADHD, “difficult behaviors”, as well as other mental health diagnoses), and learn new skills to regain “control” of life and all the struggles that come with it.

Professionally:  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and am Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN).  I hold a Master of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies from Azusa Pacific University.  I have a variety of experience and/or training in Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment in play, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),  Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Play Therapy Techniques. All that to say – I have gone through various trainings and certifications to be able to identify and utilize the technique that will most help you and your family heal.

Michele Flynn is board certified in Neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.

Thanks for getting to know us a little bit and we hope to get to know you more too.  Allowing new people into your village is sometimes scary, so feel free to reach out for a free 20 minute in-person or phone consultation.  We can’t wait to meet you and your kiddos soon:)